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Calendar of Events

Monday, February 8, 2021






 
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 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Crafter Madness for Adults": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Attention crafters! The Library will be handing out Conversation Heart Magnets craft kits on Monday, February 8 with instructions for you to take home and create. No registration is necessary, these kits are available on a first come, first serve basis. To view more library events, please visit ntal.org/events.   ;
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 734-449-0066. info@ntal.og ntal.org [map]



 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Crafternoon for Kids": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Stop by the Library for a craft during the month of February. We will be offering Crafternoons on Mondays, from February 1 - 25.  No registration is necessary. These crafts are available on a first come, first serve basis. To view more library events, please visit ntal.org/events. Feel free to post your creations to our Facebook Page @Northfield Township Area Library.    
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. info@ntal.org ntal.org [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"OLLI Reads": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute OLLI Reads.

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Feb. 8 & 24. All invited to discuss 2 new books.

Feb. 8: Alice Randall's historical novel Black Bottom Saints, which brings to life Black Bottom, the artful Detroit neighborhood which was demolished for redevelopment in the early 1960s.

Feb. 24: U-M anthropology professor and physician Scott Stonington's gripping ethnography The Spirit Ambulance: Choreographing the End of Life in Thailand.
For URL email OLLI.info@umich.org. $35 (members, $10); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 10:30 a.m.  Online 

"Music Together": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Birth - 5 years & Caregiver. Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music Together® early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30-minute online class - no musical instruments necessary! Additional content is provided throughout the week to encourage continued music-making at home. Registered families receive a Bells cd and songbook + access to download music. Music Together® Mixed Age classes, even when they're online, encourage children and families to experience the joy of making music together! The time-tested, research-based curriculum supports the idea all children are musical and learn best through play. Join us for tons of musical fun! Instructor: Stephanie Urban. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $50 material fee.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $159. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us Birth - 5 years & Caregiver. Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music Together® early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30


 11 a.m. 

"Exploring Nature with Nutty Scientists in the Pioneer Woods": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 2.5 - 5 years & Adult. Find out what nature has to offer in Ann Arbor's beautiful winter wonderland! Professor Pollen will lead Junior Scientists and their "Adult Assistants" on a trek through the Pioneer Woods and Forest where we learn how to observe like a scientist. Search for evidence of wildlife, discover the diversity of plants and trees and learn a bit about forest ecology. Think of it as a Nutty Nature Scavenger Hunt with the Nutty Scientists! The two ecology walks will focus on different aspects of nature and different parts of the forest and/or prairie - sign up for one or both! Please wear a face mask and weather-appropriate clothing to class. The First Steps Early Childhood PTO will help to provide winter outerwear for families in need who otherwise would not be able to participate. Instructors: Professor Pollen. Scholarship recipients pay $5.
Pioneer Woods, 1515 S. Seventh St. $19. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54720 [map]


 11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Toe Tappers": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 3-5. Toe Tappers will have a blast while learning about rhythm and coordination. Sam introduces children to basic tap steps as well as ways to move through space like skipping, sliding, jumping and hopping. Creative movement activities will also spark their imaginations to move in new ways! Sam will let you know before each class what household props you may need. Tap shoes are helpful though not required for the virtual class. Instructor: Sam Coffin. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients: $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $109. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54711


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Positive Links Speaker Series": U-M Ross Business School Center for Positive Organizations.

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Feb. 8 & 22. Talks by visiting scholars on practical science-based strategies to build and bolster organizations.

Feb. 8: Character Lab founder and CEO Angela Duckworth, a University of Pennsylvania psychology professor, and her grad student Daniel Southwick on "The Trouble with 'Talent': Why Describing Ability as 'Talent' May Undermine Grit in the Workplace."

Feb. 22: NYU social psychology professor Dolly Chugh on "The Person You Mean to Be."
For URL see bit.ly/febpositivelinks. Free.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Art and Activism: Designing the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers of Virginia": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Panel discussion with memorial designers Mabel Wilson, Meejin Yoon, Eric Höweler, and Eto Otitigbe. U-M American culture professor Kristin Ann Hass moderates.
For URL see lsa.umich.edu/humanities. Free.


 4-6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Decolonizing Methods: Nubia and the Politics of Knowledge": U-M Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies/Global Islamic Studies Center.

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U-M faculty panelists discuss the fraught intersections of race, politics, and history in the Global South. With Yasmin Moll (anthropology), Geoff Emberling (Kelsey Archaeology Museum researcher), and Michael Fahy (education studies). Moderated by Samer Ali (Arabic language and literature). Also, a performance by mother-daughter duo Mona-Sherif and Nabra Nelson. Mona, a Nubia native, is the founder of the Nubian Foundation for Preserving a Cultural Heritage based in L.A; Nabra is the Foundation's director and theater artist.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/QAvzg. Free. cmenas@umich.edu.


 5:30 p.m.  Online 

Olive Oil Tasting: Fustini's Oils & Vinegars.

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Every Mon. & Tues. Fustini's staffers sample and discuss various olive oils.
For URL call 213-1110. $60, includes samples available for curbside pickup or delivery.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"So to Speak: 11,000 Expressions That'll Knock Your Socks Off": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Best-selling personal finance journalist Beth Kobliner discusses her parents Shirley and Harold Kobliner's compendium designed to stimulate fun and games in exploration of common idioms and sayings.


7 p.m., Online at LiteratiBookstore.com/event/2021-02. Free, donations accepted. 585-5567.


 8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Formation of West Virginia": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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All invited to join a live Facebook discussion of Eric Wittenberg's civilwartalk.com presentation on his new book Seceding from Secession: The Civil War, Politics, and the Creation of West Virginia. For Wittenberg's hour-long talk, see aacwrt.org/aacwnews.htm.
Online at Facebook.com (search "AACWRT"). Free. jfepperson@gmail.com.





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